With over 20 years of professional experience, Ben Trigg is a cellist, multi-instrumentalist and orchestral arranger. Graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2004 with a first-class honours degree, Ben has gone on to work both in the studio and on stage with many well known artists, composers and bands, such as Elton John, James Newton Howard, Jamie Cullum, Dario Marianelli, Mike Oldfield, Duffy, Anohni, Ben Folds, Jane Birkin, Massive Attack and The Killers. Ben is currently musical director and keyboard player for Richard Ashcroft. He has written orchestral studio arrangements for a wide variety of artists, such as Richard Ashcroft, Kathryn Williams, The Blow Monkeys, The Halle Orchestra, Jonathan Jeremiah & Dexys Midnight Runners.Film & TV session work includes Three Pines (Amazon Studios), London Fields, Detour, Don’t Look at The Finger (International Short Film Winner - Kino der Kunst, Munich 2020) & the multi-award winning Atonement (Academy Award - Best Original Score, 2008).A recent career highlight for Ben was opening up for the Rolling Stones on their ‘No Filter’ tour with Richard Ashcroft.After 20+ years of dashing between London studios, Ben is now based in a little village in Northern Ireland with his wife, daughter and dog.Ben is at home in a wide variety of musical settings, from Rock & Pop, to Classical, Folk, Jazz and Film genres. He is equally versed in working from written parts or chord charts and, where required, guiding clients to their ideal recorded parts. Ben also specialises in recording FX cello, having contributed this to many albums and film scores.
5 Violins I, 5 Violins II, 5 Violas, 4 Celli, 3 Contrabasses (includes C extension)
1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Bb Clarinet, 1 Bassoon
2 Bb Trumpets, 1 Tenor Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone, 2 French Horns
1 Harp, 5 Violins I, 4 Violins II, 4 Violas, 4 Violoncellos, 1 Contrabass (includes C extension)
PERCUSSION (1 PERCUSSIONIST)
Timpani, Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, Triangle, Tambourine, Woodblock